History draft; handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw, , , James Ure, and Robert L. Campbell; 76 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 January 1844 to 21 June 1844.
About 3¼ P. M. <I took the command, and with my staff rode in front of the> the <which> marched up Main Street under the command of acting Major General ; the first Cohort under the command of Coll. , acting Brigadier General; <&> the second Cohort under the command of Coll. , acting Brigadier General; and returned to their former parade ground. The number on parade was very large, considering the number of who had been sent out to preach the gospel <on Missions>. After I had dismissing the Legion to their several commands, I returned home and gave orders to the several commanders, only to receive official communications through my Aides-de-camp, the proper official channel:
<I appointed an <one of my> aids-de-camp.>
made the following affidavit;— “State of (see file) C. ”
At 8 p. m. Wrote to “ Esq. copy see file Joseph Smith.”
and sent the letter by to ,
<At 10 P M, I went> Nine messengers arrived from and report that the mob had received intelligence from the , who would take no notice of them, and the Mob damned the as being as bad as Joe Smith, they did not care for him and they were just as willing he would not help <them as if he would.>
There was some fifty <were was a body of> <armed> men in , who went to <and a mob> meeting at who <which> attracted their <considerable> attention
a Policeman reported at 10 p, m, after I had retired, that <a man by the name of> had threatened to shoot me— an examination was immediately had but no proof found.
<This evening I appointed Col. armorer General of the Legion>
<I insert> <The following affidavitwas made:— “State of (see copy) .”>
Wednesday 19th < assembled at parade ground.> A Company of troops <the Legion> came in from Green Plains about 11 a. m— I met them at the front of my , and an escort came down from the parade ground below the , and escorted them to the ground.
at 1 p. m, a Company of troops <volunteers> arrived from , and were also escorted to the parade ground [p. 66]